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ALCA Chapter IX

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

June 14, 2010

9:30 – 1:30


Attendees: Karena Valkyrie, President; Margaret Fox, Treasurer; Kim Compton, Communications/Website Coordinator; Kathy King, Secretary; and Mary Earnest, President Elect


I.                   Introductions

            Karena Valkyrie, President welcomed new committee members and ask

                  everyone to introduce themselves and share their interest in the field and



II.                Executive Committee Status

                  President Valkyrie reported the current positions that need to be filled are:

1.      Member at Large (1)

2.      Historian/Parliamentarian

She suggested that all committee members consider a Skype computer connection to enhance communications between members. 


III.             Promotional Efforts

The committee discussed a need for a banner for the chapter and Kathy King volunteered to be in charge of that.  In addition, the committee discussed the need to gather information regarding community calendars in the chapter area to request that all workshops and special events be included in the calendar.  


IV.             Tentative Activities Calendar

September Workshop, Business Meeting 9/10, tentative location – Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center, Dothan, with a possible theme of “Understanding New Ethical Guidelines.” Dr. Paul Hart will be contacted by President Valkyrie as a possible presenter.


Membership Growth Starategy/Drive, Home Reception, 10/14, 5:30 PM, Kathy King’s home, Dothan  with a possible theme of “Lead the Way Strengthening ALCA.”


Spring Workshop, February, Troy University, Troy, Topic – “Diversity of Group Counseling”, Dr. Lynn Boyd has confirmed.


V.                ALCA Annual Calendar of Activities

Committee reviewed annual newsletter deadlines, Annual Conference and Executive Council meetings.


VI.             Chapter Activities Calendar/ Plan of Action

President Valkyrie will develop an activities calendar/plan of action with annual goals and objectives.


VII.          Initiation of Officers

The committee discussed having a formal initiation of officers at the February meeting.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:30 PM.


Respectfully Submitted,




Mary T. Earnest, Secretary and President-Elect




If you would like to add anything of interest to ALCCA please contact Fran Davidson mailto:fdavidson@lbwcc.edu  or Lisa Patterson mailto:playtherapy@centurytel.net

please contact Karena T. Valkyrie for any local news, pictures, upcoming workshops, or any other information that would be of interest to our members.  drktvalkyrie@gmail.com